If only you,
Were the only one...
Who actively participated,
In the ruining of lives knowingly...
With such a fluid acknowledgement.
But you were not.
Although you admit,
Having some influence over it.

That you have come forward,
To apologize...
With empathy expressed.
And sympathy addressed in your eyes...
Is quite commendable.

Will your confession,
Restore lost lives?
And lifestyles erased by those who survived?

Until what most believe is an impossibility,
But you can do effectively...
To be witnessed by everyone in disbelief.
You can consider your apology...
As suspicious as a rumor that honey is now made,

And that is being produced with your guarantee,
By someone who discovered...
The secrets left,
By disappearing and missing bees!

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

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